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    AUSTRALIAN COLONIES, VICTORIA, POSTAL HISTORY

    Lot 198
    Estimate: $400

    Frank Stamps: 1868-75 selection of OHMS printed covers in varying dimensions for Education Department with handstamps 'CHIEF SECRETARY', 'MINISTRY OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION', 'POSTMASTER GENERAL', 'COMM OF CROWN LANDS & SURVEY' (unused), few returned letter, registered, unclaimed, etc, some with corner punch-holes. Scarce and desirable lot (12)

     

    Lot 199
    Estimate: $450T

    1849 (19 Oct) OHMS entire letter headed 'Ballanee/Ballan' and addressed to 'Commissioner of Crown Lands', weak strike of 'BALLAN/ PORT PHILLIP' datestamp in black - earliest recorded date - rate '7' in black for 30-50 miles of carriage

     

    Lot 200
    Estimate: $350

    1859 (17 Nov) entire letter (filing crease) to London bearing 'Emblems' perf 1d + rouletted 2d + 'Queen-on-Throne' rouletted 6d tied by BN '2' of Geelong, endorsed at top 'Per Benares/Via Marseilles', handstamped 'M' in red. Attractive tri-colour oz rate franking

     

    Lot 201
    Estimate: $300T Realised Price : $420

    1860-1900's (mostly later period) accumulation with many Numeral and datestamp cancellations (noted 1906 English Mail T.P.O.), Taxed and Registered's, 1914 Commonwealth Military Forces with Paid cancel and handstruck 'Not known' marking, etc, condition varied at times (100+ items), also 1864-1901 extracts from Victoria Govt Gazette with philatelic interest and notes by pioneer philatelist Rev J.C.W. Brown

     

    Lot 202
    Estimate: $750

    1862 (22 May) cover to USA bearing 'Emblems' 1d strip of four and singles (2), backstamps of Beechworth and Melbourne, adhesives additionally cancelled on arrival. Scarce and attractive oz rate cover

     

    Lot 203
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $270

    1875 (23 Mar) flapless cover to Germany bearing Laureated 4d + 1/- tied by Melbourne code 5K cds, London Paid transit datestamps in red, arrival backstamp at Salder, minor soiling

     

    Lot 204
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $270

    1879 (14 Apr) slightly stained cover to Locarno bearing d Red + 1d Green + 6d Blue shades (2) tied by indistinct barred numeral, Hepburn datestamp at left with day slug inserted in manuscript, '1' in red crayon, London Paid transit cds in red and backstamps of Daylesford, and three Swiss towns

     

    Lot 205
    Estimate: $350T Realised Price : $270

    1879 (19 Aug) cover to Germany bearing 6d Blue, 2d Bell and d Red tied by BN '152' of Stawell with datestamps alongside, backstamps of Melbourne, Brindisi and Eschwege. Attractive cover

     

    Lot 206
    Estimate: $150 Realised Price : $75

    1888 (30 Nov) cover to Germany bearing 6d Blue (2) tied by Melbourne duplex, German Consul seal affixed to reverse, arrival backstamp

     

    Lot 207
    Estimate: $400

    1891 (30 Jul) underpaid cover Rutherglen to Melbourne, bearing Vic 1d Orange-Brown/Pink pair (scarce on cover). Manuscript "1 def/1 fine}2" and "T2d to pay", with poor 'T in oval' struck twice, paid by 2d Pale Blue and Brown-Lake SG D3, cancelled by early use of boxed 'L.C.2 JL 31/91'. An attractive early postage due cover

     

    Lot 208
    Estimate: $400T

    1900 (26 Jun) registered cover-front to New Zealand bearing 3d Olive and 1900 2d Charity superbly tied by Brunswick datestamps

     

    Lot 209
    Estimate: $125T

    c.1901 OHMS Envelope inscribed 'COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES OF VICTORIA.' and at lower left 'AREA 73B/DUNOLLY.', minor ageing, unused

     

    Lot 210
    Estimate: $1,000T

    Cancellation: Manuscript 'Balmoral/16 Dec 1855/Victoria' on Queen-on-Throne 2d Lilac pair, ironed and vertical crease which has largely been repaired. This being the finer of two recorded pairs with this cancel. Ex Purves

     

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